Sun Java System Outlook Connector 7.3 - Unable to Turn Off Vacation Reply If the Start Date Is In the Past (Doc ID 1173696.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 29, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Connector for Microsoft Outlook - Version: 6.0 and later   [Release: 6.0 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using Sun Java System Outlook Connector version 7.3 with patch <<139162-08>> applied.

A user has discovered that when they try to disable the vacation message, it's trying to validate the start date, but it's not allowing the user to save the preference to disable the vacation message because the start date is in the past.  The reason why the start date is in the past is because it was turned on in the past and now the user wants to turn it off.

The user sees the following error when the problem occurs:

   "start date must not be earlier than the current date"

The user should not have to edit the start date to the current date (or future date), just so that they can turn off their vacation message.

Steps to reproduce the problem:

- click the check box to enable vacation message
- set a vacation message to start today and save - should work fine
- now try to disable it using the check box, but first move the start date into the past (this simulates what happens in real life ... you set the start date then come back in the future to turn it off, at which point the start date would be in the past)

Note that it fails because the start date is in the past.

It should not be validating the dates when you're trying to disable the vacation message ... it makes it impossible to do, unless you edit the dates again which you should not have to do if you're disabling.



Cause

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